SEACOM and BT’s partnership will provide new networking, security and communications solutions.
SEACOM, a leading Internet connectivity supplier that owns Africa’s most extensive ICT infrastructure, and BT, the global telecoms and communications firm, have announced a strategic alliance to benefit enterprise customers in Africa through the provision of new networking, security and communications solutions. SEACOM will leverage BT’s services, vendor relationships and global expertise to expand its portfolio of services aimed at African businesses.
SEACOM: Increased offerings
Since the launch of its Business division, SEACOM has substantially grown its customer and partnership base to strengthen its offerings and serve customers beyond existing markets. Customers will benefit from access to BT’s Cloud Security Incident Event Management (SIEM) platform.
BT protects some of the world’s largest organizations from myriad fast-evolving cyber threats with a global network of dedicated 24/7 Security Operations Centers (SOCs). Its more than 3,000 cyber security experts help customers detect, analyze and quickly respond to cybersecurity incidents as they happen.
“We are excited to form this strategic alliance with BT and see the combined value of what we bring to our respective markets. With SEACOM’s global network and local presence and BT’s global reach and expertise, we will be able to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of cloud, security and connectivity services that are reliable, scalable and at the cutting-edge of industry,” said Oliver Fortuin, Group Chief Executive Officer of SEACOM.
“We are thrilled to deliver BT’s world-class solutions to SEACOM and to their customers across the African continent. The areas of secure multi-cloud connectivity, next-generation networking solutions and collaboration services are the sweet spot where SEACOM and BT will combine their respective strengths,” said Alessandro Adriani, Director of System Integrators and Telecom Service Providers at BT’s global unit.
BT collaborates with a range of companies throughout the MENA region and Africa in order to provide their expertise to regional firms.